Hello, my darling readers!
A warm welcome to another addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With Guardians of the Galaxy, we don’t just get one new superhero, we get an entire crew. And space travel.
When smallscale gangster Peter Quill steals a mysterious orb, he gets himself in more trouble than he’s ever bargained for. Soon he is the one everybody is on the hunt for…
Where do I begin with this one?
It’s definitely one of my favorite MCU films.
First of all the soundtrack. If you pay attention you can distinguish most Marvel superheroes by their soundtrack alone. For example, with Tony Stark, you’d think of ACDC or Black Sabbath.
Guardians of the Galaxy comes with a dashing playlist of late 60s and 70s pop, soul and just a sprinkle of rock. What stuck with me most, though, are tunes like Oh Child by The Five Stairsteps or I Want You Back by The Jackson 5 that perfectly convey the vibe of this film.
As I’ve said before, with Guardians of the Galaxy we get a whole volley of new additions to the MCU. Peter Quill, whom actor Chris Pratt described as a mix of Han Solo and Marty McFly (totally on point, by the way) is dorky and quirky, he has a great taste in music and although he can be annoying sometimes, he’s a nice addition to the cast. He’s more of a normal guy who stumbles into weird situations. So instead of a full-blown superhero, he’s just a man but he can still hold his own.
Then we have Drax. At first, I wasn’t too fond of him, but he really did grow on me! There are a raccoon-based bounty hunter and the world’s best side-kick Groot.
And of course, we have two awesome and bad-ass ladies (who come with their share of emotional trauma and baggage as is customary for the MCU). It took me a moment to fall in love with Nebula and Gomaro but I love their no-nonsense attitudes and that they can take down just about anybody.
Before I forget it: the optics are, naturally, also stunning. The movie takes place in space so the CGI team got to create so many amazing things!
What also needs to be mentioned is the funny side of this film. While almost all MCU movies have some humorous moments, this one is among the top when it comes to making me laugh.
To be perfectly honest, the story isn’t all that memorable, but all the other aspects make up for that! Not that it was bad or anything but I can’t recall too much of what happened in this film after a few weeks have passed.
Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the funniest MCU films. For me, it definitely ranks among my favorites. The soundtrack, the characters, the looks – it’s all there!
Are you a Marvel fan? Let me know in the comments!